2018 Bodegas Muga 'Conde de Haro' Brut Cava Rioja Spain
This sparkling wine displays a clean, very pale yellow color and fine, delicate bubbles. The nose is subtle with discreet fruit aromas of apple together with notes of white flowers and biscuity hints. Both refined and refreshing on the palate, creamy notes come through with crisp acidity and an elegant finish.
Perfect as an aperitif or with appetizers, it also goes beautifully with oysters.
Rated 91 points vinous
(fermented in 1,000-liter wooden vats and aged in bottle, on its lees, for 14 months) Light yellow-gold. Displays mineral-laced aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, white flowers and ginger, along with a subtle hint of toasty lees in the background. Juicy, energetic and sharply focused, offering vibrant Meyer lemon, pear and honeysuckle flavors that stain the palate. Carries no excess weight and closes spicy, sappy and quite long, leaving bitter pear skin and floral notes behind. This is a pretty serious example of Spanish bubbly and, coming from Rioja, a bit of a rarity as well.